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Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection.

His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:
http://www.americaisnotbroke.net/

Scott is former President of Common Ground-NYC (http://commongroundnyc.org/), a Geoist/Georgist activist group. He has written dozens of articles for Common Ground's national publication, GroundSwell, and has advocated for the Georgist Land Value Tax to public and political audiences.
He is also New York State Coordinator for the Public Banking Institute http://www.publicbankinginstitute.org/find_a_chapter, which seeks to promote Public Banking. The PBI is chaired by another OEN blogger, Ellen Brown. Scott has appeared on TV/Radio and in in-person Presentations to explain the principles of Georgism, Greenbacking, and State Banking. These may also be found on his personal blog: http://newthinking.blogspot.com/

Scott has a dozen progressive petitions on Change.org which may be found here:
http://chn.ge/10nUAmJ

Scott was an I.T. Manager for a major New York university for over two decades where he earned a Certificate for Frontline Leadership.

He had a video game published in Compute! Magazine: http://www.atarimagazines.com/compute/issue55/dark.php

Scott is a graduate and adjunct faculty of the Henry George School of Social Science in New York City.

Scott is a modern-day Renaissance Man with interests in economics, science and all future-forward topics.
He has been called an "adept syncretist" by Kirkus Discoveries for his novel, NeitherWorld - a two-volume opus blending Native American myth, archaeological detail, government conspiracy, with a sci-fi flair http://amzn.to/10nUoDV

Scott grew up in New York City and Pennsylvania. He graduated with honors and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and was a member of the Psychology honor society PSI CHI.

Today he is an avid bicyclist and ride co-leader in a prominent bike advocacy organization.
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New Congresional Candidate, Timothy Canova Saturday, January 9, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Tim Canova: A Progressive Alternative to the Debbie Wasserman Shultz "Machine" Candidate A new progressive runs against Debbie Wasserman Shultz in Florida's 23rd District.
Series: Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views), Georgism (34 Articles, 68072 views), Sovereign Money (17 Articles, 39192 views) (View All Series)

Cover of America is Not Broke Friday, November 20, 2015 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
My Campaign to Change the World (and also sell some books) Changing the world while selling your book. An exercise in Publicity. Using a publicist, I try to promote economic reform over a 3-month campaign. The results are in...
Series: Public Banking (33 Articles, 99036 views), Georgism (34 Articles, 68072 views), Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views) (View All Series)

TPP Leesburg Rally Friday, November 13, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
This is the kind of anti-consumer legislation to expect under TPP A concrete example of what we will lose if TPP passes, and what we are already losing under similar but weaker deals and the WTO, with comments by Senator Schumer.

Existing oil pipeline is robust and over-capacity already Saturday, November 7, 2015 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The rejection of the Keystone Pipeline: Why Now? Next Big Future: "In 2015 US denies oil market access to its ally Canada but grants access to Iran." Why now?

TPP Leesburg Rally Saturday, November 7, 2015 (16 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Terrible Policy for the People (TPP) The TPP is not all it's cracked up to be, it's much worse. An analysis of part of chapter 17, and public and candidate positions on the agreement.
Series: TPP (3 Articles, 6645 views)

Resized Image Monday, October 26, 2015 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Updated: Debt No More! How Obama can defeat Austerity Thugs by Using the Constitution and Debt-Free Money Trillion dollar coin, greenbacks, or something else? The president has not just the right, but the DUTY, to pay our debts, despite the unconstitutional debt-ceiling imposed by Congress. There is broad support from economists, the constitution and fairness.

The Country is turning Red Tuesday, October 20, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Losing debates and losing strategies There are several ways to score a debate. Some of them refect the will of the voters and some don't. The same can be said for the strategies of the political parties.

Federal vs. Family Budget Friday, October 9, 2015 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
America Urgently Needs an Unbalanced Budget Taking on the Republican establishment - Rep. Vern Buchanan (F-FL16) I wrote a counter editorial that appeared in the Tennessee Cleveland Banner. Here's why balancing the budget is a bad idea and why it leads to recessions, why governemnt spending can be good and promote growth, and how it does not even have to increase the debt.
Series: Social Security (4 Articles, 5179 views), Politics (36 Articles, 112687 views), Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views) (View All Series)

bitcoin accepted here Sunday, September 20, 2015 (15 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Bank of England's Digital Currency proposal is part of the War on Cash Digital currency proposals by the Bank of England and some of the largest banks are a new attempt to extract wealth from the 99%, usurping their original anti-bank purpose.

Is there a Money Tree? Tuesday, August 25, 2015 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Rebuttal to Doom-and-Gloom forecasts such as Debt Collapse: The Decline and Fall of the USA We do not have to submit to debt default or to austerity. We have all the resources we will ever need, if we learn where to look.
Series: Banking (16 Articles, 28680 views), CAFR reform (5 Articles, 19997 views), Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views) (View All Series)

Bernie Sanders - Painting Tuesday, August 18, 2015 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bernie vs. Donald The conventional wisdom was always more about the media than the voters. Here's why it'll be Sanders vs. Trump after the primaries.
Series: Politics (36 Articles, 112687 views)

Greeks face off.  What happens when the police switch sides? Friday, July 31, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Real Lessons in Greek for Leftists The Greeks are in line for another bailout, or are they? Who is really getting bailed out here? What can Greece do to prevent capital flight? The answers here...
Series: Public Banking (33 Articles, 99036 views), Greek Economics (4 Articles, 4861 views), Georgism (34 Articles, 68072 views) (View All Series)

Will a Grexit cause a European collapse? Friday, July 3, 2015 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Varoufakis: Vote NO on Sunday's Referendum AND Stay in the EU There's a critical vote coming for the Greek people Sunday, one that may shape the future of Europe and even the world. Yet, the actual object of the vote is poorly understood and interpreted differently by those presenting it and those voting upon it.
Series: Greek Economics (4 Articles, 4861 views), Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views), Banking (16 Articles, 28680 views) (View All Series)

Fred Foldvary Monday, June 15, 2015 (17 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A rebuttal to those who discount the Multiplier Effect of spending on Social Security The Money Multiplier is real and demonstrates why Social Security payments are a net positive for the economy. Herein, a rebuttal to a well-known economist who refuses to see it.
Series: Social Security (4 Articles, 5179 views), Sovereign Money (17 Articles, 39192 views)

BookExpo America - May 29-31, 2014 NYC May 29-31, 2014 Javits Center, New York Cit Friday, May 29, 2015 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
New York City Book Expo = Book Exposure The NYC Book Expo: promise and pitfalls in a changing industry and my own reactions as a struggling author to it.
Series: Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views)

//www.flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/6997920407/: Grand Bargain Watch - Save Social Security Wednesday, May 13, 2015 (18 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Asking "How to pay for Social Security" is Asking the Wrong Question Although the economic literature, pundit bloviating, and ideological rants, love to ask "How to pay for Social Security," they are all asking the wrong question. The right question is "What is the Social Security Multiplier?" By understanding this, it becomes obvious that Social Security is one of the best investments government can make.
Series: Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views), Social Security (4 Articles, 5179 views), Sovereign Money (17 Articles, 39192 views) (View All Series)

Special Earth Day Webinar .Progress and Inequality in the 21st Century. Andrew Maz Monday, May 4, 2015 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Discussing the views of Piketty on inequality, with an eye towards Henry George (Video included) I was asked to be a co-host for a Webinar discussion by president of the Henry George School of Social Sciences in New York City, Andrew Mazzone on April 22, 2015. We discussed the views of Thomas Piketty, Yanis Varoufakis and Henry George on the economic issues of today.
Series: Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views), Georgism (34 Articles, 68072 views)

A $1m condo pays 100X the property tax rate of a $100m condo. The difference is capitalized into the price Tuesday, April 21, 2015 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Land Tax Justice at last in NYC?; My new Book The shocking discrepancy between what the rich pay in property taxes and what the 99% pays (as much as 100X). From a Sendout to two activist groups - Public Banking and Georgist group Common Ground-NYC. Presentations & announcements included.
Series: Banking (16 Articles, 28680 views), Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views), Georgism (34 Articles, 68072 views) (View All Series)

Tweet from Twitter User Malakarenovatio Monday, March 23, 2015 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
As goes Greece, so goes the world Greece and its unconventional "People's Finance Minister" Yanis Varoufakis, continue to be under the timed gun to refinance Greece before the money runs out, or time to do anything. Here is his latest public blog post, my response based on an earlier interview of him in late 2013, and some alternatives then and now which could be considered.
Series: Politics (36 Articles, 112687 views), Greek Economics (4 Articles, 4861 views), Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views) (View All Series)

Your Next Step Conference 96 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 (58 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Netanyahu - The Speech and a practical response The speech has been made. It was well-received by those hearing it. But progressives must listen and then propose alternatives in keeping with our views and values, while recognizing legitimate security concerns of all the valid participants in the region. Here is one such set of proposals.
Series: Middle East Articles (6 Articles, 10534 views)

House of Cards: Season 3 Monday, March 2, 2015 (55 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Who owns American Debt? Who buys our debt and are they just shells for the Fed? Truth is stranger than fiction, but Netflix's "House of Cards" may be more truthful than the real life Administration. What we can learn from both.
Series: Banking (16 Articles, 28680 views), Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views), Public Banking (33 Articles, 99036 views) (View All Series)

Federal Reserve Bank protest in Charlotte Friday, February 27, 2015 (55 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
10 Reasons why the Federal Reserve is not a Government Agency What is the Federal Reserve? Public or private institution or some hybrid? Does it, or can it, serve the public interest? And if it is abolished, what should take its place?
Series: Banking (16 Articles, 28680 views), Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views), Public Banking (33 Articles, 99036 views) (View All Series)

Yanis_Varoufakis_on_Subversive_Festival.jpg: Yanis Varoufakis on Subversive Festiva Sunday, February 8, 2015 (17 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will Greece or the EU Blink first? Greece, and especially its charismatic and brilliant Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, are going up against the European Austerity Powers that Be. Who will blink first? There is not much time to find out with a repayment due by the end of the month that Greece cannot pay.
Series: Greek Economics (4 Articles, 4861 views), Georgism (34 Articles, 68072 views), Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views) (View All Series)

Gold Bars:  Enough to save a country? Monday, January 26, 2015 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is Russia trying to Short the Dollar by Buying Gold? Is Russia engaged in a "Grand Master" chess type strategy to strengthen its assets by buying gold, or just hedging its bets? What will the recent Geek Syriza victory mean to the world's currency markets and economies?

Belgian protest against austerity turns violent Tens of thousands of trade unionis Saturday, December 27, 2014 (30 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Massive General Strikes Portend Possible Collapse Belgium is having a general Strike to strike back at draconian austerity cuts that are crippling not just Belgium, but all of Europe. This may show the way towards reversing the failed policies of the bank-led governments, but if not, there are alternatives, presented here.

Silver Banking? The Free Lakota Bank  (Beware! Turns out it's a Scam!!!) Warning! Wednesday, December 24, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Going off the reservation: investing in the Free Lakota Bank Beware of anti-government banks selling bullion. It may be bulls%^t. An analysis of the Free Lakota Bank paints a cautionary tale and shows why a well-regulated public bank is a much better option.

Democratic Donkey & Republican Elephant - Caricatures Friday, December 12, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Obama Spending Bill compromise: a Portent of the Future Obama's latest cave to Republicans, in the anti-citizen spending bill, is just the most recent sign of what we can expect when the Republicans take control of both houses, after stealing the elections.
Series: Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views)

Eric Gerner being held on the ground in an illegal chokehold Wednesday, December 3, 2014 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
No Justice for Eric Garner A Staten Island grand jury voted on Wednesday not to bring criminal charges in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white police officer. Is there NOTHING the police can do that will result in a trial or conviction?

Chinese High Speed trains are going all over the world Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (25 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
China builds infrastructure and allies while America destroys both China realizes that countries that trade together, stay together, and it is putting its State Banks behind a worldwide effort to modernize countries that we've given up on, or even destroyed the infrastructure of. It is no wonder China is starting to outrank America in international opinion, as it builds what America destroys.

A major reform of money creation will be debated November 20, 2014 in the U.K. Parliment Saturday, November 15, 2014 (47 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is this the end of debt-money at last? A major 3-hour debate on where money comes from will take place November 20 in the U.K. Parliament, on live TV, with mainstream political and media figures for the first time questioning the need for debt-based money.
Series: Banking (16 Articles, 28680 views), Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views), Sovereign Money (17 Articles, 39192 views) (View All Series)

Democratic Donkey & Republican Elephant - Caricatures Monday, November 10, 2014 (23 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why The Election does Not represent American Majority Opinion Americans are in love with democratic elections. At least in theory. In practice, our choices have so discouraged us, that many, if not most, Americans have given up on the political system, or tried to work around it. For those who still harbor fantasies that elections reflect the Will of the People, read on.
Series: Politics (36 Articles, 112687 views)

Voters vote progressive, when given specific choices. Thursday, November 6, 2014 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Progressive victories on Ballot Items Voters choose Yes on progressive ballot referendums, countering conservative candidate choices.

Alanna Hartzok for Congress in PA's 9th Saturday, October 25, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
PA Congressional Candidate Alanna Hartzok stages Modern Day Paul Revere tour for Airplane Safety The following articles are about the Hartzok for Congress Press Conferences held in four locations (10/14/14) on the "Paul Revere Ride" throughout PA Congressional District 9 to alert citizens of the failure of Congressman Bill Shuster to bring forward for a House vote the crucially important Saracini Aviation Safety Act.
Series: Georgism (34 Articles, 68072 views), Politics (36 Articles, 112687 views)

From Hartzok for Congress Website Monday, October 13, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Congressman Shuster's Failure To Act Threatens Airline Safety Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA9) continues to stall commonsense legislation in his subcommittee that could add an extra layer of protection to the vital cockpit area, against hijacking. His opponent in Pennsylvania's 9th District is fighting back, with a press conference including 9/11 widows and experts in airplane safety.
Series: Georgism (34 Articles, 68072 views), Politics (36 Articles, 112687 views)

The Elephant in the Room is the hedge fund Tuesday, October 7, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pension Fund Giant Calpers divests itself of Hedge Funds, citing underperformance and opacity The news was greeted with shock by some, while others wondered what took so long. In perhaps the first of many shoes to drop on the hedge fund industry, the largest U.S. pension fund, CalPERS (California Public Retirement System) announced it will sell all of its hedge fund investments within 12 months. Media stories on this announcement were quick to cite lagging performance of these funds over the past year.
Series: Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views), Public Banking (33 Articles, 99036 views)

War: Who is it Good For? Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (23 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
War: Is Instability the Goal? I've come to the difficult but unavoidable conclusion, based on the evidence of repeated regime change "failures" - as they seem to any sane person - that what Obama and the neo-cons really want is to break the Middle East.
Series: War (1 Articles, 1955 views)

China Economic Growth vs. the U.S. to 2030 Saturday, September 27, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
China shifts taxes to Land China has made a major shift to taxation on Land, especially in those areas with the most speculative fever, their largest cities. This will not only enhance revenue, it will provide the final link in the well-managed Chinese economy, and may spell the end of Western economic dominance, even sooner than currently forecast.
Series: Banking (16 Articles, 28680 views), Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views), Georgism (34 Articles, 68072 views) (View All Series)

244ag - Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER; 9M-MRD@ZRH;06.07.2003 Wednesday, September 10, 2014 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Conservative Reporter Bill Still says it was NOT the Russians who shot down MH17, it was the Ukrainians In this detailed video, Monetary Reformer, one-time Libertarian Presidential candidate, and heavily pro-American (as he explains in the first minute) Bill Still admits he was "probably wrong" about his initial assessment that it was the Russians who shot down MH17 over the Ukraine. He shows photographic evidence of 30MM cannon fire, which could only have come from an attack plane like the kind the Ukraine is using.

Fish rots from the head Thursday, September 4, 2014 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Fish Rots from the Head The official numbers for inflation present a case for low inflation. Wage and income inflation is disinflationary, and since the turn of the century even deflationary. The expansionary monetary policy of the Fed is based on the perception that the policy is justified by low employment levels and the above measurements of inflation. But what if the Fed is looking at the wrong metrics?
Series: Banking (16 Articles, 28680 views), Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views), Politics (36 Articles, 112687 views) (View All Series)

Supporting Israel in the USA Friday, August 8, 2014 (191 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
10 Reasons Progressives Ought to support Israel, even now A lot of liberals or progressives are confused about supporting Israel, or outright opposed to doing so, especially now, when the current conflict, Operation Defensive Edge, with Hamas has eclipsed the carnage and damage of the last big battle, Operation Cast Lead, in 2012. However, here are 10 Reasons that progressives ought to be interested in regarding Israel
Series: Middle East Articles (6 Articles, 10534 views)

Henry George Tuesday, July 29, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Have Conditions in the Laboring Class improved from Henry George's Time to our Own? Labor conditions were indeed often appalling in the nineteenth century, but are they any better now? Let's start with a specific example and broaden our findings from there. A comparison of Labor's life from a hundred years ago to today. Have things improved...or been offshored?
Series: Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views), Georgism (34 Articles, 68072 views)

Robert Reich Tuesday, July 29, 2014 (52 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What is an American Corporation and does it Matter? Robert Reich opines on corporate tax evasion and inversion, but his proposals fall short of what is needed. Here are the solutions he missed.
Series: Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views), Georgism (34 Articles, 68072 views)

Is there a Money Tree?  Does it need nurturing? Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (73 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Flip Side of Debt Free Money Comparing Greenbacking - a system of Debt-free money - to Modern Monetary Theory of money. Debt-free money has been, and is still used, in the U.S. going back to Lincoln, as specified in a 1999 bill to create $360B in Interest-free money to fund the nation's highway infrastructure. This is something to consider as the Highway appropriations bill is held up by Republican Austerians in Congress.
Series: Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views), Banking (16 Articles, 28680 views), Sovereign Money (17 Articles, 39192 views) (View All Series)

Snowden was only the first whistleblower Wednesday, July 2, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Second NSA Whistleblower Confirms Snowden Allegations, and adds more (Video Interview) In a series of 3 reports by Reporter/Monetary Reformer Bill Still, the NSA's highest ranking official to date, Bill Binney, who went by the title of "technical director of the world for G.O. political and military analysis and reporting group" has confirmed everything Edward Snowden has said so far, and added that the NSA has 2,000 transcribers whose job it is just to take down whatever the electronic data gathers cannot.
Series: Obama (2 Articles, 59404 views), NSA Whistleblowers (1 Articles, 3390 views), Politics (36 Articles, 112687 views) (View All Series)

Money Tree - grown from the Commons? Friday, June 27, 2014 (19 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Who should profit from the Commons? What rightfully belongs to all of us and what rightfully is part of the Commons? Who should profit from the Commons and who should collect the economic rent?
Series: Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views), Georgism (34 Articles, 68072 views)

A similar plane to MH370 Thursday, May 8, 2014 (33 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The continuing plight of Malaysian Flight MH370 - 2 month update On this, the 2-month anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysian Flight MH370, it's worth examining the landscape of findings, theories, and even, with the trail gone cold and unrewarding, some of the more outside-the-box theories. The ones that seemed least credible in the early days are seeming almost unavoidable now.
Series: Malaysian Flight MH370 (2 Articles, 46040 views)

Search Area Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Was Malaysian Flight MH370 Landed Safely in Afghanistan? The search for Malaysian flight MH370 has gone on for over a month. With false leads and slow starts, is it time to consider other alternatives? A new report supposedly from the Russian FSB suggests it might be.
Series: Malaysian Flight MH370 (2 Articles, 46040 views)

The Education Olympics Tuesday, April 8, 2014 (27 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Dumbing Down of America's Schools How can we educate our children when we don't even understand the problems ourselves? We will have to smarten up before we can expect them to do so. Herein, a smattering of failures, false leads, and cries for help...from those who are supposed to be educating.
Series: Education (1 Articles, 2539 views), Politics (36 Articles, 112687 views)

Photo: Flickr.com/Michael Fleshman/сс-by-sa 3.0 Saturday, April 5, 2014 (17 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Occupy's Next Step - a Wave of Action The Occupy Movement - never centralized to begin with - has adopted an even more decentralized strategy in an effort to avoid arrest and quashing, not always successfully. Having spawned hundreds of progressive movements, has Occupy developed enough power and a cohesive message enough to being a Worldwide Spring?
Series: Politics (36 Articles, 112687 views)

//www.flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/6997920407/: Grand Bargain Watch - Save Social Security Sunday, March 30, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Asking "How to pay for Social Security" is Asking the Wrong Question Although the economic literature, pundit bloviating, and ideological rants, love to ask "How to pay for Social Security," they are all asking the wrong question. The right question is "What is the Social Security Multiplier?" By understanding this, it becomes obvious that Social Security is one of the best investments government can make.
Series: Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views), Social Security (4 Articles, 5179 views), Sovereign Money (17 Articles, 39192 views) (View All Series)

//www.flickr.com/photos/63106298@N02/8567139561/: Are we still practicing Slavery? Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (61 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The new Neo-Slavery Has Slavery gone away or just become more regulated and codified?
Series: Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views)

//www.flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/6051459910/: Chuck Schumer - Caricature Wednesday, March 19, 2014 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
So, Senator ____ what are YOU going to do about the NSA? What should YOUR Senator or Congressperson be doing to protect you against the NSA's warrant-less snooping? Here's what one of mine mine is doing, for better or worse.
Series: Politics (36 Articles, 112687 views)

Alanna Hartzok Tuesday, March 18, 2014 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Georgist in Congress? A Georgist in the U.S. House? Why not? Long-time Georgist Alanna Hartzok is running again for the 9th district in Pennsylvania, this time on the Democratic ticket. Her campaign theme centers around the right to land for all, and fair collection of rent from those who use it.
Series: Georgism (34 Articles, 68072 views), Politics (36 Articles, 112687 views)

Scene from Big Men Saturday, March 15, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Big Men - Film Review Exploring the oil curse in Ghana and Nigeria, using fairness and balance.
Series: Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views), Georgism (34 Articles, 68072 views)

//www.flickr.com/photos/112078056@N07/13087679075/: Anti-government protests in Kiev Friday, March 14, 2014 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
We May go to Nuclear War over WHAT?! We might go to war, possibly involving nuclear weapons, over a country most people couldn't find on a map. The Ukraine. You know you're in trouble when the country you're talking about begins with a preposition. Let's be Solomon here: split the baby.
Series: Politics (36 Articles, 112687 views)

Bernie Sanders Friday, March 7, 2014 (43 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What a Bernie Sanders Presidential Run would really require Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders is making news by declaring his undeclared status as a possible presidential candidate in 2016. But there's more to winning an election than having the right candidate.

//www.flickr.com/photos/79559505@N06/12525203225/: Petitioning is hard work... Thursday, March 6, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Petitioning the Government for a Redress of Grievances in the Modern Day Petitioning the Government for redress has a long and honorable history. It's also the first of our First Amendment Rights. Today, because of both security and accessibility reasons, you have to use the modern tools to do it.
Series: Politics (36 Articles, 112687 views)

Kochtopus - the influence of Koch-Cash Thursday, February 13, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Public vs. the Kochtopus Which is stronger? The People or the Kochtopus? An Activist's analysis of the Grayson campaign and negative ads by the Koch Brothers.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Debating the Anarcho-Capitalists I don't normally reproduce comments and counter-arguments as articles, because they tend to be incoherent and hard to understand as standalone articles. But, in this case, this article in the anarcho-capitalist Daily Bell Blog, when they took on Ellen Brown and her run for Treasurer in California, turned into something that seemed article-worthy. I think it is instructive to see how the anarcho-capitalist mind-set works.
Series: Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views), Politics (36 Articles, 112687 views), Sovereign Money (17 Articles, 39192 views) (View All Series)

Presentation on Collecting the Land Rent for NYC Monday, February 10, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Fairness, Sustainability, & Growth are not contradictions! (Video) Presenting the case for Land Value Taxation to a mixed audience of community leaders, alumni of the Henry George School - which sponsored the event - and other interested students. This New York City-centric presentation presents real, practical, solutions to the issues of: - Sustainable Growth - Job Creation - Affordable Housing - Fairness in Taxation - Urban Sprawl - Monopoly and Speculation on Land
Series: Economic Reform (90 Articles, 194842 views), Georgism (34 Articles, 68072 views)

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